"Nice all around smart phone"4.0 starson by CAL_08
Pros: I love the look and feel of the phone and really like the option of using the touch screen or track ball to navigate around. Sound quality while on call is amazing. Extremely customizable with multiple settings and add on apps. It's got buttons!!
Cons: Kind of boring to navigate around on. the desktop is nothing but 3 pages of widgets and icons wich makes it appear clustered and unexciting to move around on. Touch screen not super responsive but could be related to screen protector.
Summary: First of all I like the fact that T-mobile finally came out with a pretty cool phone that has a decent camera and Wifi built in. It's not really fair to judge the phone by it's carrier but the pricing structure is far more friendlier than that of AT&T and Sprint when factoring in both minutes and data, so if you actually shop around it's a much better value on the whole. I've had a iPhone 3g and liked it but was not very pleased with the service and returned it shortly after. By comparison though the iPhone was much more responsive and seemed to run a bit faster. What I really love about this over the iPhone though is that this thing has buttons. Yes, it's amazingly helpful not to have to look at the phone for every task. I feel this works especially well when listening to music or for declining incoming phone calls. Just push a button and the volume is down or the phone stops ringing. The camera features are very comparable the the iPhone as well. They aren't great, but they are decent, and there are apps on the Android market that allow you to add stabilizing and picture customization. However I would not recommend buying this phone if taking pictures is a key priority. It's also great to have a removable battery as well as a micro sd for storage. Unlike the iPhone you can swap out both of these if you need a new battery or want more storage. It is however limited to 16gb of storage but that should be more than plenty for your typically user (Phone comes with 4gb card). It is somewhat mind blowing that this does not come with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. It does come with an adapter, and it wouldn't be all that difficult to just leave it attached to your headphones but if you want to charge the phone and listen to music you need to purchase a different adapter. You can blame HTC for that. The external speaker works pretty good too, my only complaint is that the ring tones don't seem to ring loud enough unless I'm in the same room. This could be the fault of using music for a ring tone, which by the way there is a free app to use you own stored music so that you don't ever have to buy another ring tone if you don't want to (very nice). My biggest complaint about this phone however is that it doesn't come with a manual!! T-mobile has a link for one on their website but it's a dead link or at least has been for the past few days. I pretty much had to play with the phone for a few days before I understood what I was doing or why things weren't working as I thought they should be. If you are tech savvy at all it shouldn't be too hard to pick it up, but don't expect things to be super smooth out of the box. It took me an hour to figure out that I needed to sync my sim card to the phone to access my sim contacts. When setting up the phone you must have a Gmail account (Free) but if you don't already have one it's just one more step to getting the phone working to it's full capabilities. I'm also heavily looking forward to the Google voice app that will be available sometime soon. The phone comes with it but it doesn't work yet. I suggest reading about it online somewhere because I really believe it's going to change the way people use their phones in the very near future. It's basically a free phone number provided by Google that you can use from your own cell phone all for free! So unless you are super attached to your phone number you can basically use your Google number for free. That means no more overages in minutes on your calling plan with your carrier. This also means you could basically sign up for the cheapest plan around (not prepaid) and have unlimited service! Oh, but if you have an iPhone you are SOL as they (at least for now) have banned that app for their services. So in the end I believe this is a wonderful phone with a moderate price of $200 with a new or extended contract. Can't say that I'd pay the $500 tag with out the new agreement because even if you extend your contract and decide to cancel it's basically the same price as buying the phone outright. It's great looking, feels comfortable to hold onto, sound quality is amazing, has many was to access features (buttons, touch screen, and track ball), and is extremely customizable with more apps to come. If you have T-mobile and want an iPhone like smart phone this is the way to go. Oh, the name Mytouch is really stupid though. I think we can all agree to that.